Verboticism: Disdress

'I said to dress business casual!'

DEFINITION: n. The feeling of anxiety created by the realization that you've arrived at a social event "wearing the wrong thing". v. To arrive at a social function and suddenly realize that you are you are completely over-dressed or worse -- under-dressed!

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Created by: drewsky




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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: disss dr eh ss

Sentence: This dissing adressed at her dissdress distressed her, she stressed as she distressed her long tresses.

Etymology: distress diss dress


Ess-entially terrific! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 12:59:00

how disscourteous - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-25: 13:40:00

Sounds like someone needs a good dressing down! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:13:00

It captured all parts of the defninition! Not many words expressed the 'anxiety' in the definition! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 21:28:00


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Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Blunder-wair

Sentence: Jamie was nervous about the party, having been unable to conduct any dresspionage, and opted for the cautious option of black. As she entered the room, she saw a sea of bright colours, frills and big hair. Bright sparkling sequins flashed as Brad approached, feathers in his hair. Oh, dear, she thought, having just now remembered what the party was for. Her hembarassment was not finished yet though, as the ankle-length number was downright prudish and her dear friend put his shining arm around her and announced to the room "And here's my darling Jamie - the queen of Blunderwear!". The room exploded with laughter and Jamie sank into an abyss of frockxiety and gloom.

Etymology: Blunder - to err or make an obvious mistake; Wear - what you are wearing when you blunder into undresspionaged situations.


Great create. So straight forward, you immediately know what it means. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:47:00

Seams like a great word and threads its way through your yarn like a fancy notion ... that Brad is such a Baste-ard! - Nosila, 2008-12-08: 23:14:00

That Brad, what a fair feather friend he turned out to be....great word!! - mweinmann, 2008-12-09: 10:37:00

Terrific. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:10:00


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fee/as/klohz

Sentence: It was embarrassing and a total fiasclothes when I showed up to my boss' daughter's Baptism in shorts, T-shirt, bathing suit, towel and a case of beer. I didn't quite read the invitation past the address 2206 Sunnyside Beach. Unfortunately, it was Sunnyside Beach United Church.

Etymology: FIASCLOTHES - noun - from FIASCO (A complete, or ridiculous failure) + CLOTHES (garments for the body; wearing apparel)


Excellently crafted word, sentence and etymology. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:39:00

This is a great word which totally hits the definition!! - mweinmann, 2008-12-09: 10:29:00


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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: UGG-gwah-leer-ra.

Sentence: When Roxie arrived late to the funeral of Bob's managing director's parents, wearing a moth-riddled, mauve micro-mini, a long platinum blonde, nidamental wig, garish make-up and ugg boots, she immediately knew it was the beginning of a janetic dressaster. Not only were the uggs impossible to pull off, even a professional stylist wouldn't have been able to match them with her ugguilera outfit.

Etymology: Blend of Ugg boots or uggs, Australian designed item of "footwear" ;UGH: interjection of disgust; ugly. Aguilera: Spanish for eyrie or eagle nest. PS: Aguilera. The surname of Christina Aguilera, current pop superstar.


Great word to describe the clothes the famous often wear in public. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:32:00

You also fooled me with the etymology. Ugly and Ugh! not uggs came to mind. Uggs was a totally new word for me. Thanks! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:36:00

Thanks for the reminder: realized, only after I had logged out, that I had forgtten to include "UGH." From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ugg boots are a style of sheepskin boot, with wool as the inner lining and a tanned outer surface worn by both men and women. Ugg boots often have a synthetic sole, although this is not universal. Uggs have been identified as a fashion trend for men and women since the early 2000s. In recent months, Ugg boots have grown again in popularity with men with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio being spotted in them. They were originally designed to provide bare minimum footwear for under privileged children in southern Australia. They somehow managed, despite their appearance, to gain popularity among boys and girls in the United States and Europe. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-08: 16:24:00

Ugg has its own website, too! Looks like a good boot for the snow here, too! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-09: 00:14:00


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Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: garb/smaked

Sentence: The guests were absolutely garbsmacked when I arrived at the black tie event wearing only a black tie.

Etymology: garb + gobsmacked


Being garbsmacked could make him want to get smackered! Perhaps one of the ladies will give him three smackers! Smacks of greatness to me! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:35:00

GOOD WORD! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:15:00


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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: breef - greef

Sentence: Polly was not happy with Roger when he showed up to her art gallery opening wearing short shorts and a tee. Roger started to feel a bit of briefgrief as he realized that he should have donned a bit more formal apparel.....

Etymology: Brief - Close fitting, knitted undergarment with an elastic waistband, with or without an overlapping fly front, concise and succint + grief - mental suffering arising from any cause, as misfortune, loss of friends, misconduct of one's self or others, etc

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Dres-ZAH-ster

Sentence: When Bob arrived late, dressed in drag, to Roxie company's pantological conference, she immediately knew it was the beginning of a janetic dressaster.

Etymology: DRESSASTER:Dress & disaster JANETIC: a la Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction at the Superbowl a couple of years ago.


Janetic is fantastic! I wish that a janet jackson might some day become an eponym like sad sack! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:09:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-02-25: 17:25:00


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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: em-pera-men-tel

Sentence: Barenadette was highly emperormental when she made a grand entrance at what she thought was the Indy Ball in her nanokini, (after all it was October on the Gold Coast) only to find that the A1 crowd were a much more staid group. She should have worn her one piece swimsuit instead.

Etymology: emperor (Andersen's famous emperor was very temperamental when he realised that his new clothes in fact did not exist) + mental (state of mind) + temperamental (emotional)

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈblu ˈtaɪ/

Sentence: My plaid shorts and tye-dye t-shirt were definitely inappropriate for the formal dance, but then again, they'd probably be blue-tie for just about any situation.

Etymology: indicating the wrong color tie with respect to a "black tie" or "white tie" dress code


You collared it! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 12:52:00

So very clever! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:23:00


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